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One of the things I found the most interesting about our excursions was how beautiful the buildings, towns, and the surrounding landscape were. For example, when we hiked in the mountains to Cascade Grande, we also visited a couple of the German towns in the Cordoba province, La Boca, and  many glorious churches. However, even in the beauty we were seeing, through all of these travels there was one thought always in the back of my mind. It was how lucky I was to be able to be a part of these visits and to have learned what I have about the past of Argentines and the Dirty War. In regard to the war, through the kidnapping, interrogation, torture, and murder tactics, these have all been regarded as crimes against humanity. So what was so intriguing about this study was the parallel that was drawn the beauty of the country and the horrors endured behind closed doors. I am very proud to now know that memory sites such as D2 or La Perl have been established and to know how important it is to keep the memory of the past alive and honored.

Opening the door to the light

                                                              Beyond the darkness, the despair, the fear- the caged birds flew into the light. At last free of the misery, but not from the memory.
Beyond the darkness, the despair, the fear- the caged birds flew into the light. At last free of the misery, but not from the memory.
                                            (One of the doors commissioned for memory at La Perla.)